South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is Miss Universe 2017!

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters from South Africa was crowned as Miss Universe 2017 on Sunday, November 26.

Demi-Leigh was crowned by France’s Iris Mittenaere, who was crowned last January in Manila.

The 22-year-old business management graduate beat 91 other candidates during the finals which was held in Las Vegas.

Nel-Peters is the second South African to win the title, with the first being Margaret Gardiner back in 1978.

Here is the list of winners:

Miss Universe 2017: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, South Africa

1st runner-up: Laura Gonzalez, Colombia

2nd runner-up: Davina Benett, Jamaica


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